Samuel M. Breese - apparently the original owner of this Bible, was born in Ohio on Feb. 24, 1821. He married Eliza Donaldson (b. Dec 07. 1824 in Ohio) on Aug 21, 1845. They had 7 children - none of which I've been able to firm up a birthplace for. The family Bible does, however, provide birthdates, marriage dates and death dates for a number of his children and grandchildren.
I descend from Samuel's daughter Rebecca and am now in possession of the Breese family Bible which was passed on to her. I've just finished posting scanned images of this family Bible online, feel free to stop by and have a look. Let me know if you find a connection to your line!
Below is a listing of the names found in the Bible:
Annie Catherine Barrett Barbara Benham Rebecca Breece* Bessie L. Breese Elwood James Breese George Henry Breese Margaret Ann Breese Mary Violet Breese Rebecca Emily Breese Samuel Eben Breese Samuel M. Breese Timothy Lee Breese James Anthony Depler Margaret Ann Breese Depler Eliza Donaldson Josephine / Josephina Edwards Eliza Breese Grimes G.W. Grimes Dan McCush Frances McCush Marion McCush Sarah Rhine Claire Sherman Minnie Shumway Mary M. Snider Anika Jeanne Thomas Anne Elizabeth Thomas Burke Thornton Thomas Carissa Anna Thomas Charles E. Thomas Chester Lee Thomas Claude O. Thomas Craig Sherman Thomas Elaine Mary Thomas Eldred Leroy Thomas Eldred Thornton Thomas Ethel Ada Thomas Eva Alleen Thomas Genevieve Jean Thomas Irene Grace Thomas Jesse Burke Thomas Makenna Ruth Thomas Rebecca E. Breese Thomas Sarah Rose Thomas Verna Thomas
*One entry listed Rebecca Breese's surname spelled "Breece" . . . the Breese surname was likely often spelled various ways . . . Breece, Breeze, Brees, Breec. . . etc.
Hope this helps someone out! I'd love to hear from you if you do find a connection to this family! - Carissa Thomas (firstname.lastname@example.org)